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"What are you doing?" is a phrase which is often translated as "¿Qué haces?", and "How are you doing?" is a phrase which is often translated as "¿Cómo estás?". Learn more about the difference between "What are you doing?" and "How are you doing?" below.
What are you doing?(
wuhd
 
ar
 
yu
 
du
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ihng
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to address one person)
a. ¿Qué haces?
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
What are you doing? Can I help?¿Qué haces? ¿Te ayudo?
b. ¿Qué estás haciendo?
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
What are you doing? It looks fun.¿Qué estás haciendo? Parece divertido.
c. ¿Qué hace?
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
What are you doing? Would you like some help?¿Qué hace? ¿La ayudo?
d. ¿Qué está haciendo?
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
What are you doing in the office so late?¿Qué está haciendo tan tarde en la oficina?
2. (used to address multiple people)
a. ¿Qué hacen? (plural)
What are you doing here?¿Qué hacen aquí?
b. ¿Qué están haciendo? (plural)
What are you doing out on the streets at this time?¿Qué están haciendo en la calle a estas horas?
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How are you doing?(
hau
 
ar
 
yu
 
du
-
ihng
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to address one person)
a. ¿Cómo estás?
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
How are you doing? - Fine, thanks.¿Cómo estás? - Bien, gracias.
b. ¿Cómo te va?
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
How are you doing? I hope that everything is well with you and your family.¿Cómo te va? Espero que las cosas les vayan bien a ti y a tu familia.
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